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Wednesday, March 27 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Why Are Distributed Systems so Hard?

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Distributed systems are known for being notoriously difficult to wrangle. But why? This talk will cover a brief history of distributed databases, clear up some common myths about the CAP theorem, dig into why network partitions are inevitable, and close out by highlighting how a few popular consensus algorithms mitigate the risks of operating in a distributed fashion. Almost all slides will contain original illustration featuring mischievous cats masquerading as sysadmins. By the end of this talk you will have a better understanding of the design trade-offs involved in architecting for distributed systems, and hopefully, be inspired to start doodling tech concepts!

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Denise Yu

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal
Denise is a Senior Software Engineer at Pivotal Cloud Foundry in Toronto. In the last few years she has worked on a number of different technical spaces in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. She started off packaging RabbitMQ as a BOSH release for easy deployment and management by Cloud... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBD - Plenary

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